Jesus fights for us to give us what we do not deserve
February 29, 2016 A.D.
Our Lady of Medjugorje said February 25, 2016:
Who can pierce into this mystery?
Jesus fights for us to give us what we do not deserve. In these days of sacrifice, when the Cross is such a focus of our lives, we share with you some special words from a Friend of Medjugorje written almost 6 years ago:
“…Love, is not huggy-cushy, but heroic based in self–denial, giving to others what you do not take even for yourself. Jesus, Himself, showed this when He had so much, yet gave away what He even needed. He said the Son of Man had no place to lay His head. Yet, He had powers. He could have conjured up anything He wanted. Much gold came through Jesus’ hands, all of which He gave away. He preferred other’s needs before His own, even as God. Watching the little children here in the Community of Caritas, we witness often how when they see their mother pick up another child, it makes them immediately want to be picked up. If the mother picks up her own little child, now holding the two, you can often see a complaint and insistence that she put the other child down.
“Jesus’ goodness contains no selfishness. He denied His own comforts and now He denies Himself the justice He rightfully could exercise against man for throwing away the passion He suffered, a wasting of the most powerful act done for you for your salvation. And in fact, through entertainments, the seeking of pleasures, the unreasonable enjoyment of things and sports, there is a disregarding of the price Jesus went through for you. Jesus is not selfish with His mother, as the child is. He sends Her to share Her. We take this for granted and we expect that, thinking, “Of course Jesus shares His Mother.” We do not contemplate that of anything, we do not deserve His Mother, the flower of purity. Why expose Her to many who cast away, reject and throw away what She had to watch at the foot of the Cross? Did She not suffer? We do not deserve His Mother because of our hardness, of the multiple times a day we disregard that Jesus was mercilessly tortured to show us to stay pure beings and not to soil ourselves with sin.
“Think of the haughtiness of Her Christian children, so absorbed in themselves and with self importance that they may not recognize the signs of the times even though they are in our faces…” 1
When Jesus had shed every ounce of blood, He gave the very last thing He had left:
“Son, behold your Mother…” John 19:27
The signs of the times are revealed in Our Lady’s daily apparitions. Jesus through the centuries has given us so much, through His Divine Mercy. Now, His Divine Mercy, is giving to us the very last thing He has left to give. His fight for us, “to the death” has brought the Flower of Purity to save us from death. What kind of time do we live in where Jesus is giving us the last thing He has left to give?
November 8, 1984
When we thank Jesus at the end of every day, do we thank Him for His greatest gift to us today, His Mother? This Lent, with grateful hearts, meditate on how Jesus’ death has won for us this grace that we do not deserve.
With Love for the Grace we do not deserve,
Caritas of Birmingham
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1 thought on “To the Death…”
I love this meditation from A Friend of Medjugorje. To even contemplate, Jesus gave us everything–even the most precious last thing to His Most Sacred Heart–His own Mother–wow! Truly, the love of God is unfathomable, and yet, becomes knowable through The Cross. May we all have a blessed Lent as we contemplate these great mysteries!